Ntokozo joined the international gospel group, Joyous Celebration at the age of 15 and has never looked back. She has won multiple awards including the Metro FM award, Crown Gospel Award to name a few. She credits her success to her religious beliefs and the support she has received from her partner who she describes as one of the top piano players in Africa.

In this episode we talk about what it takes to put together a hit song, some of her challenges as well as her dreams and ambitions. With one of the most powerful voices in the gospel arena, Ntokozo has become a household name with an army of followers. You can connect with Ntokozo on the following social media channels;

Twitter and Instagram - @NtokozoMbambo

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This week's episode features, Bro Solo (Onoruvie Godswill), Actor, Comedian, Event Host.

In this episode we talk about the comedy scene in Nigeria and across Africa. What does Bro Solo want to achieve with his craft? Why are Nigerians funny people and if you have never met a Nigerian who is not obsessed with football, then today is the day. When Bro Solo was growing up his father wanted him to be a medical doctor but fate had other ideas. What does his father think about his choice to be a comedian and what is behind the name Laugh Pills Comedy? Bro Solo is gracious enough to explain how YouTube comedians make money from their profession. Fascinating episode, please tune in for answers to this and many more previously unexplored questions.

You can connect with Bro Solo on;

Instagram - laughpillscomedy 

laughpills1@gmail.com

Visit his YouTube Channel here - www.youtube.com/channel/UC5p5437roHNpqiLhk85l1ow

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Franklin Saiyalel is currently heading Kenya's tailoring brand Kenyan Stylista. He is a motivational speaker and a fashion and lifestyle blogger.

He has built a blogging platform called kenyanstylista that showcases his own unique style while picking out the newest fashion trends. He has established his reputation as Kenya’s leading fashion blogger and his influence among Nairobi’s young & hip crowds has turned the heads of fashion bigwigs.

Franklin has built his own unique style turning his fashion passion into a fashion empire, making youngsters in Nairobi think twice about their style.

You can connect with Franklin on: Twitter @kenyanStylista;

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kenyanstylista/?hl=en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Frankiesaiyalel

Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, is the owner of BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. She has studied photography all her life. She also holds a qualification in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012. Recently, Mofe took a picture of a 5 year old girl, Jare, now recognized as the most beautiful girl in the world.

Instagram - mofebamuyiwa

Twitter - @mofebamuyiwa

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Anna Ebiere Banner, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Student, Mom and all-round awesome person. 

 

Anna is a Nigerian pageant winner and actress. She was crowned the most beautiful girl in Nigeria in 2012. The following year she represented Nigeria at the 2013 Miss World Pageant. In 2014, she made her acting debut in Super Story. In this episode Anna talks about what it means to be Nigeria, her studies in Ghana, her time in Dubai and how being a mom changed her perspective.

Say hello to Anna on the following Social Media platforms

Twitter - @annabanner222

Instagram - annaebiere

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Fatuma is the founder of Akiki Dolls & Children's Books, born out of her need as a mother to empower her daughter. When her daughter started crèche, she came home one day and told her mother that she wanted her hair to be straight, Fatuma knew from then that she had to do something to raise a conscious child who will be proud of being African.

The Akiki doll and Akiki’s short stories (her first book) launched in May 2016 are used as teaching tools to communicate a message of self-love, appreciation and self-worth. Akiki is addressing the diversity gap through the celebration of African children in plays and literature. Akiki is Swahili for ruby – the precious stone.

Fatuma is passionate about playing her part in raising a generation of proud African citizens and a fair balanced representation of black girls. 

 

You can connect with Fatuma on;

www.akikidolls.com

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/akikidolls/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/people/Fatuma-Abdullah/100010227906788

This Episode features Bonnie Mbuli from South Africa. She is an actress, businesswoman, presenter and author who describes herself as an exception to every rule. 

In this episode we cover so much unexplored ground. We talk about the power of embracing who you are, African hair and the broader question of identify. This is truly Bonnie unplugged. At 40, has her perspective on life changed at all or has she remained the unassuming product of Soweto?

You can follow Bonnie on;

Twitter and Instagram - @bonniembuli

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This episode features professional photographer, Steve Ababio from Accra, Ghana

Steve describes himself as a cultural iconoclast who, through his photography promotes the beauty of the African continent. In this episode he talks about life in Accra and his father's influence on him ultimately choosing photography or rather photography choosing him.  If you ever wanted to do a deep dive into the world of photography and the people that keep this art alive then this is the episode for you.

You can connect with Steve on the following social media handles

Instagram - steve.ababio

Twitter - @SteveAbabio1
 
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This episode features fitness junkie, Zinhle Masango from Johannesburg, South Africa
 
Zinhle is 27 and a Certified Athletic Nutritionist. She placed 2nd at the PCA South African Championships where she qualified to represent South Africa in the United Kingdom. She is the Founder of Fitness Junkie Health Services, an Online Fitness Coach, an Influencer and Brand Ambassador for Evox Nutrition,
 
This episode is a free consultation on how to get back to shape and transform your body to levels you've never thought possible before. We talk about the importance of sleep, nutrition and an unrelenting dedication to one course, fitness.
 
Insta : @zee_fitnessjunkie
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This Episode features 26 year old Mikisha Rajpal from Springs in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

In the episode Mikisha talks about her visits to New York and the Dubai Mall, the biggest shopping experience in the world. We talk about what it means to be young and African, her hopes for the continent and explore her general outlook on the difference between South Africa and the rest of the world. We talk movies (The Shack) and TV (Big Bang Theory and Friends). If you like relaxed conversations, this one is for you.

Press play to listen to Mikisha's take on life. You can connect with her on the following social media sites.

Twitter - @Mikisha2507

Instagram - mikisha250

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